Telmatobius edaphonastes De la Riva

Brown Mountain Frog (Telmatobius edaphonastes)

This species was described in 1994; it is known only from the Andean slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Bolivia, where it was found at elevations of 2500 to 2600 m above sea level, inhabiting both cloud forests and mountain streams.

The frogs are uniformly dark brown colored.

This species, like so many other Andean amphibians, is highly threatened by the spread of chytridiomycosis as well as by habitat loss due to uncontrolled logging; it was last seen in 1999 despite annual targeted surveys, it may well be extinct.


edited: 11.08.2022